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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Reviewed September 4, 2013

It is clean (and there is constant cleaning of the common areas), the price is great (you cannot find anything cheaper in central NYC), the gym that you can use is absolutely fantastic! We realized that the machines that they have there are better than at our gyms at home in central Berlin. The tube station is a half a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The hostel is a street away from the subway, which takes you into the centre of town. Despite what I've read in other reviews, I'd like to clarify a few things; a) me and my friend met new people in the kitchen/ communal area of our corridor both nights we were there. It's not a typical European-style young people's hostel,...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 6, 2013

As a cheap place (about $50 per person per night) for a couple of friends to stay for a few nights, then the Harlem YMCA fitted our needs excellently. In every category it did what it was meant to do: - Not in the very very centre of New York, but about 90 seconds walk to the subway. And the...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is the perfect spot for the perfect price. My first experience with a hostel and would definitely do it again. While traveling in New York you will spend a lot of money so saving on your resting place is great. The location is easy to get to from LaGuardia Airport via subway and or the public bus, only 2.50....

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3Thank Joyce A
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Harlem YMCA is situated right by the subway station as well as by some great places to get food. The staff were fantastic - extremely helpful. One even printed out an A3 sized poster of the subway lines when I lost mine! All their facilities and exercise classes were open to us and they had free wifi as well. The...

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Castlefinn, Ireland
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Accommodation basic with no meals on offer at this location. Stayed 7 nights. There were plenty of coffee shops near hand with takeaways. There were kitchens and microwaves to cook your own food. Place clean and staff very friendly. Pity we went when Sandy was going on. We didn't get to see all the attractions we had planned to see...

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Toronto
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed at the Harlem Y for 2 nights. The location was fine, and actually quite easy to get to from La Guardia airport. The subways were close by and efficient, so getting around the city was really no problem from this location. Furthermore, you can get breakfast and lunch vouchers to have a meal at a local buffet (focus...

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1Thank Bananas2985
Amsterdam
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Ymca is a very pocket friendly hotel in nyc. The location is easily accessible by metro. Very international back packers. In our booking, wit was stated that no check in allow after 12 mid night. Our flight was delayed and we tried contacting them. They never pick up calls after numerous tries. We even left a voice mail and email....

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Thalia K, General Manager at The Harlem YMCA, responded to this review

Leslie, We're very sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience at our hostel! We appreciate your feedback about the overnight check-in. We do have 24 hour security to help facilitate overnight check-ins, but because security staff have no access to our booking system, only our trained guest rooms staff can complete the payment and check-in. We...

tastingfoodie
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Service : The staff was super helpful, friendly and knowledgeable, just a pleasure to meet Value : you wont get anything cheaper in NY, the place is extra clean, there are 3 common bathrooms with shower on the floor and you get a complimentary soap. There is also a kitchen equipped with a vending machine, a sink and a microwave,...

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Thank you for the positive and useful review! The tip about earplugs was particularly ingenious. We are very happy to hear that you made the most of your stay here at the Harlem Y. You were correct as well about the sauna -- we have steam rooms and saunas in both the men's and women's locker rooms. We are currently...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed March 29, 2012

I really didn't enjoy my stay here at the YMCA. I have heard that this hostel is suppose to be just somewhere to get a cheap stay but I will not be staying here again. The hospitality was good but the rooms and bathrooms were def. a 3 out of 10 rating. Easier just to spend an extra 20-50 dollars...

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Thalia K, General Manager at The Harlem YMCA, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you for your honest feedback about our guest rooms. We're very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations this time around and are working diligently to improve our facilities and services based on recommendations from guests like yourself. We are currently doing major renovations to our guest rooms floors which will include flat screen...

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Staying in Harlem

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Get more and pay less, when you stay with us at the YMCA! Enjoy our full-service fitness center which includes swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and cardiovascular and strength training studios. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi and television in the tourist lounge, business center, daily housekeeping services, and 24-hour security. For travelers who are on the go, we are conveniently located near four subway lines (2/3, B/C) which run 24 hours a day. A 10 minute ride will take you to the most scenic and serene sections of Central Park, and 10 minutes more will take you to the heart of Manhattan and hotspots like Times Square, Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center. Stay in the neighborhood and admire the historic architecture and rich cultural sites on a guided tour through Harlem, get a taste of soul by Top Chef Master, Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster, and polish off the night with some smooth jazz on Sugar Hill. We have private single rooms as well as private doubles (bunk beds). Guests share common bathrooms which are conveniently located on each floor. • Free unlimited Wi-Fi (in tourist lounge)• Clean linens & towels provided • No curfew or lockout • Each room is private with own lock and key• Each room has air conditioning & refrigerator• 24 Hour security• Elevator building• Free Tourist Information and Maps. If you would like to inquire about group rates, or have additional questions please contact us!Please Note: All guests must be 13 years of age or older. Valid Photo ID is required to stay at the YMCA. Maximum length of stay is 25 days. Visitors are not permitted on the guest room floors. Check-in after 2pm, Check-out by 11am. Reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival date without incurring penalty charges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Harlem YMCA

Address: 180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Price Range: $69 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Harlem YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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